Lagos produces 1 million masks, reaches one million homes for COVID-19 tests, says Sanwo Olu
By Samuel Ogunsona
Briefing journalists today, the Lagos State Government said it has ordered for the production of 1million masks for distribution to the public. The masks will be produced in Lagos. At the end of this week, the masks will be delivered to the State Government.
The Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu at the media briefing today monitored by Irohinodua in Lagos said the government has already touched one million households where random testing had been done. He said Muslims and Christians are urged to continue their prayers at the homefront in order to prevent the spread.
According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic is not a problem that would go away in two or three weeks saying that the main goal of the government is to flatten the curve and bring the health problem to an end.
Speaking on the forthcoming Ramadan, Sanwo Olu said Muslims in the state will be required to abide by best health standards in line with maximum security for all Muslims. He said the protection of lives would be the motivating philosophy of the state Government during the Ramadan.
He commended the sacrifices of the people in Lagos during the lockdown asking residents to prepare to make more sacrifices in order to get to defeat the pandemic. The State Government now has testing capacity of 1,400 representing an increase from 500 tests per day.
“I know clearly what we have gone all through. What is ahead is less than where we have crossed. We have a strategy to reach many more households in Lagos”, Sanwo Olu said. He said the government will continue to make lives more safe for Nigerians adding that the government is not opposed to other community measures that may be needed to compliment the efforts of the State Government.
When asked if accommodation would be provided for resident medical doctors , he said to build accommodation is not a spontaneous policy which would take about two or three years.
“We have a plan to meet all our people. They are not treating COVID-19 patients but normal patients. Once patients are identified as COVID-19 patients they will be taken to the isolation centres.”
On the late Mallam Aba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, the State Governor, Sanwo Olu said there was no need to use the late COS as a reference adding that it was important to respect the family of the late COS.
We are believing that once all of test are done, the land to get out will all be achieved very very soon.